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Long menu items are not necessarily a problem, it's how they get presented that can sometime make them appear awkward and not well thought out. Consider the worst case scenario of dealing with menu items that are too wide for the screen. A few options might be to: truncate the text (not ideal) use an ellipsis at a suitable point (beginning, middle, but ...


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Honestly, I don't think it's a big problem, as long as you provide a clear distinction between where one starts and where it ends. Although I would say you should keep menus easy to scan. Having extensive menu names could cause some confusion. Here is what I'm thinking for a design (lines in-between): download bmml source – Wireframes created ...


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Staying consistent with menus is a rule of thumb for keeping users happy. In your example, you can simply add a horizontal menu for the 'Recipe' page, giving the user the contextual menu for that particular page. The sidebar should always display the same menus as replacing them loses the entire context and flow of the links and their hierarchy.


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As far as I'm concerned, putting single entry points into folders is just annoying. However, if I have multiple program entry points and they can be categorised, I'd put them in folders. But that's just my preference. To be frank: users will put things wherever the f*** they want. I know people who OCD-style categorise everything and would put your entry ...


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To expound on what @matt_d_rat wrote, There's a great write-up here about this, but it was originally designed by Norm Cox for the Xerox Star workstation in 1981! This icon is about as old as the concept of GUI itself! To see it in action check out this video and skip to around 21 minutes.


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Rather than explicitly using another icon - which may be easy to miss - I'd suggest also changing up the colour scheme a bit, i.e. make the nav bar a different shade, or include a highlighted border around the profile icon which changes colour when logged in vs not. PS. Hamburger menus are still contextual, so there are cases in which they should exist.


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You can use below button for your Non-signed up users As soon as user mouse over on the button Show the Little Signup Form - Followed by the Follow Button On Follow Click - SIGNUP THE USER + TRIGGER THE FOLLOW ACTION Hope this helps. BTW We a/b tested this approach. You'll see a way high conversion rate in this. Users love Quick Signups (They ...


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As far as I've observed, most websites have a few features like this and almost all of them show a pop-up or modal window where you can login or signup upon clicking the "members only" feature. You've mentioned that "I would like the button there so that non members know that there actually is a follow feature and therefore would hopefully be encouraged to ...



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